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Procedure documentationActivate ICF Service of Web Dynpro App


To call a Web Dynpro app, you use a dedicated URL, which accesses your back-end system.

A component called the Internet Communication Framework (ICF) runs on your back-end system. The URL calls a service in the ICF (ICF Service). The ICF service executes one or more ABAP programs to compile the requested data and returns it to the web browser.

Each Web Dynpro app uses its own ICF service.

For security reasons, all ICF services initially are inactive and have to be activated first.

Note Note

We recommend that you only activate the services for the apps you want to use.

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You have collected the following information from the SAP Fiori apps reference library:

  • WebDynpro Application

    This name specifies the app-specific ICF service.

To access this information, follow the procedure Collect Web Dynpro Information from the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library.


Activate the ICF services of your Web Dynpro app on your back-end server. In the HTTP Service Hierarchy Maintenance transaction, you find the ICF service under the path /default_host/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/<WebDynpro Application>. Alternatively, you can use the WebDynpro Application as filter for the Service Name to locate it.

To activate an ICF service, proceed as follows:

  1. Choose Start of the navigation path Tools Next navigation step Administration Next navigation step Network Next navigation step HTTP Service Hierarchy Maintenance End of the navigation path or start transaction SICF.

  2. You are on the Define Services screen. The system defaults the Hierarchy Type SERVICE.

    Choose Execute (Execute) or press F8.

  3. You are on the Maintain service screen, which offers a filter area called Filter Details.

    Enter the name of the ICF service you want to activate in the ServiceName field in the Filter Details screen area and choose Apply (Apply).

    Note Note

    If you know the path of the ICF service, you can also navigate to it in the Virtual Hosts / Services screen area.

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  4. The system filters the service hierarchy in the Virtual Hosts / Services screen area for the path leading to the filtered ICF service. Highlight the ICF service and choose Start of the navigation path Service/Host Next navigation step Activate End of the navigation path.

  5. The Activation of ICF Services dialog box appears.

    Choose Yes (Yes) to activate the selected service including all the sub services.